Numerous Legal Substances and Factors Can Cause a False Positive Breathalyzer Test

There is an extensive list of factors and substances that have the ability to affect a breath test, causing a false positive. Examples of such factors and substances include pre-existing medical conditions, medications, mouth alcohol presence, certain foods and vinegar.  If you face an OWI charge, contact Waukesha criminal defense attorney Craig Kuhary. Attorney Craig […]

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Consequences for Repeat OWI Offenses in Wisconsin Become Increasingly Stricter

If you are charged with a repeat OWI offense in Wisconsin, it is has become more important than ever to obtain effective legal counsel to guard your future, freedom, reputation and finances. Over time, OWI laws in Wisconsin have become stricter and the penalties steeper. This year, a bill was signed by Governor Tony Evers, […]

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Are Ignition Interlock Devices Mandatory for an OWI offense in Wisconsin?

Ignition interlock devices (IIDs) are a penalty you could suffer in some OWI convictions in Wisconsin.  IIDs are required under Wisconsin law during your first OWI offense if your BAC (blood alcohol level) is .15 or above, any repeat OWI offense, or if you refuse to chemical testing to determine your BAC level. You must […]

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Could drivers face jail for a first-time DUI?

A first-time DUI is a civil infraction in Wisconsin, the only state that does not criminalize the offense. Enjoying a little too much bubbly and getting behind the wheel may only leave you with a fine if it is the first time you have gotten pulled over for it. Now, however, a handful of lawmakers […]

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Does Uber help reduce drunk driving?

You might feel relieved to see a line of Uber cars outside a bar at closing time. None of the people climbing in are going to be driving drunk, and the streets will be safer for everyone. Or will they be? Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft often boast that they make cities safer, and […]

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Age, gender and other factors can have impact on BAC

Heading out for happy hour with friends, enjoying your favorite music at a local club and social gatherings are common events that may occur before a traffic stop. Some drivers are surprised when, after only a couple of drinks or so, their blood alcohol content level is at or above .08 percent — the legal […]

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Even An Attorney Hires An Attorney When Facing DUI

A well-known personal injury lawyer was recently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. A sheriff’s deputy spotted the attorney’s Lamborghini speeding in a 35 mph zone. When he pulled over the car, the deputy thought he smelled alcohol on the attorney’s breath. The attorney said he had not been drinking and refused a […]

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Harsher Penalties For Wisconsin OWIs

In late April, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed into law a bill that significantly increases penalties for people who have been charged with a fourth offense OWI or greater. Here are the changes: Fourth offense OWI is now an automatic felony rather than a criminal misdemeanor Fifth and sixth offense OWIs can now land a […]

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Are Sobriety Checkpoints Even Legal In Wisconsin?

Imagine driving home from a holiday gathering, only to come upon a sobriety checkpoint. Before you reached that destination, your driving performance may have been impeccable. No weaving. No unsafe maneuvers. Proper signaling. The highest standards of safety. Yet, you are forced to wait and subject yourself to sobriety testing. In 1990, the Supreme Court […]

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DUI defense needed to minimize the potential damage of an arrest

As many Wisconsin residents know, drinking and driving is a serious crime. When an individual has been charged with intoxicated driving, it is crucial that a solid DUI defense strategy is developed and implemented. The potential consequences of a conviction like this are far too great to allow the allegations to go undefended. After all, […]

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